9/11: A Study In Misplaced Faith and a Hardened Conscience

Rick Thomas | 9/10/2017 | Rick Thomas
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We will never forget the tragedy of 9/11. It shudders you to think how any person could be so twisted that he would fly a plane into a building and kill 3000 innocent lives. It takes misplaced faith. And the scary thing is that any of us could be that twisted.

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Our entire lives move forward in faith. We do what we do because we believe (faith) it is the right thing to do, whether or not it is the right thing to do. Here are a few examples of actions we take because we believe, at the moment, it’s the best course.

You must have faith to choose anger.

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You must have faith to look at porn.

You must have faith to commit adultery.

You must have faith to be born again.

Paul said it this way, “For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.” (Romans 14:23). Now, before your biblically trained mind blows a gasket, let me explain. Paul was not thinking about anger, porn, adultery, or flying planes into buildings.

Issues - Meat - Wine - Days - Paul

He was discussing secondary issues like eating meat, drinking wine, and celebrating certain days. Paul was teaching his readers that whatever you do, you must do it from a heart of faith: you must believe that what you are doing is the right thing to do.

The essence of all decision-making is that all of your decisions come from a belief system that says it is okay to do the thing that you want to do. Faith, right or wrong, is not the exclusive, hermetically sealed domain of Christians. To believe (faith) and to act on that belief is part of what it means to be human.

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You move forward in faith because you have...
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